About the Foundation

Student success is at the heart of everything we do.

For more than 80 years, Bates Technical College has been a leader in hands-on education in Pierce County. Our classroom settings mirror the workplace, and provide students with opportunities to practice and develop skills required for successful employment.

To support the college, students and the community, the Bates Technical College Foundation was founded in 1993 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Gifts to the Foundation allow us to fulfill our mission by funding student scholarships for tuition, books, tools and supplies, college initiatives, program support and faculty and staff professional development.

Gifts to the Bates Technical College Foundation are tax-deductible to the full extent of Internal Revenue Service regulations. FEIN # 94-3165935

Donor Bill of Rights

The Foundation strictly adheres to the Donor Bill of Rights.

Foundation Financials

The Foundation’s fiscal year operates from July 1-June 30. The Foundation is audited annually. Donor information is not shared with or sold to individuals or organizations. To see the foundation’s IRS Form 990 or audited financial statements, please email us for a copy.

Gift Processing Policy

Bates Foundation Board of Directors

The volunteer Board of Directors oversees all operations of the Foundation, including financial management, fundraising, special events, policy direction and strategic planning. The Board meets a minimum of six times per year.

Bates Technical College Foundation
1101 South Yakima Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405

Chelsea Lindquist, Director of Communications, Marketing and Advancement
clindquist@batestech.edu, 253.680.7106

Michael Cabrera, Foundation Manager
michael.cabrera@batestech.edu, 253.680.7160

Kathy Martin, Development Specialist
kamartin@batestech.edu, 253.680.7251


  • Linda Jadwin, Chair
  • Debbie Winskill, Secretary
  • Greg Markley, Treasurer


  • Tom George
  • JD Elquist


  • Chelsea Lindquist, Director of Communications, Marketing and Advancement
  • Michael Cabrera, Foundation Manager
  • Kathy Martin, Development Specialist
  • Dr. Lin Zhou, President

Are you interested in learning more about the Foundation Board of Directors? Please email Foundation@batestech.edu.